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Westminster

Westminster

Cartographer: Norden, John

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1593

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 1.22

Item number: 22

Length: 159

Width: 254

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Map

Map scale description: Scale not given

This plan-view of Westminster was published in Norden's 'Speculum Britanniae' in 1593. The title appears at top right below the royal arms, with a compass rose at the foot of the plate. Under different jurisdiction than the City of London, Westminster had developed during the middle ages into a centre of royal administration. Along the Strand are the former residences of the Bishops deposed at the Reformation. By the late 16th Century, these properties were in the hands of the Queen's courtiers, statesmen and other people of influence.

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